The Read-Aloud Handbook (4th Edition) - Jim Trelease

Penguin Books - Third Revised Edition (1995)

Every child can become an avid reader, and this beloved, classic guide - now in its fourth edition, with an up-to-date treasury of more than 1,200 children's books, from picture books to novels, that are great for reading aloud - will show you how to make it happen.

Story as life's compass...

“But,” says a teacher, “these are just stories. I’ve got a curriculum to cover. I don’t have time for stories!” Far from suggesting the curriculum be abandoned, I say it is enriched and made meaningful by story. Story does not exist to teach reading skills. Story is the vehicle we use to make sense out of the world–even when we sleep. Dreams are our attempt to make sense out whatever defies logic.

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